Shop window painting by Elena Manousaridou

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Christmas is one of those holidays that seem to be filled with shine and wonder. Many shop owners seek to hire a professional painter to decorate their store windows. After all, large scenes showcasing Christmas themes, like the famous Santa Claus with the reindeers, look very festive.  

Take a look at those custom made display windows, hand painted by Elena Manousaridou, an artist living and working in Greece. 

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Wire Christmas tree ornament

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Can Christmas decoration be simple? Of course it can. Try to make this simple and elegant christmas wire trees. 

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What color to paint my bedroom and living room walls?

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Reader’s question

"I would like to change the color on my bedroom and living room walls.

Bedroom: I have dark walnut with silver details furniture and purple lamp shade table lamps.

Living room: I have black leather sofa with dark grey throw pillows, throws in purple / black / gray color and black furniture with white details.”

   

What color ceramic tile that looks like hardwood to choose?

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Reader’s question

"I am renovating my village house and I would like your advice on what color to choose for my flooring. I will install ceramic tiles that look like wood but I cannot decide what shade to choose; dark or light one. I am very fond of dark wenge color but I'm afraid that the space darkens. Should I go for light color flooring? Aluminum windows will be gray or green color?"

   

How to arrange existing furniture in my new living room?

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Reader’s question

“We just moved into a new home and I need help with placing the existing furniture in our new living room. The furniture consists of a sofa 240x90 cm and armchair 80x110 cm, a couple of stools 50x50 cm each, a coffee table 120x80cm and a low rack 240x45 cm. We also have a rectangular 6 seater dining set 180x90 cm. I’ve attached a floor plan sketch of the living room. What would be the ideal furniture sizes and placement when it comes to buy new one?”

   

Christmas decoration ideas with red baubles

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Easy, Christmas decoration projects using red baubles. 

  • Baubles on a plate

Set a few glossy, red baubles on a ceramic or glass plate and place the plate onto the dining table or coffee table. The baubles will look like delicious fruits. Small size baubles were joined together to make a bunch of grapes. 

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